When your tests are done you should be told how long it will be before the results are available at the practice.
The practice does not routinely contact patients to give them test results. We only contact patients where there is an urgent need for them to be seen. If you have had tests done but haven't heard from us then it is safe to assume that the results are normal. If you want to know your results, you can telephone our reception team and ask or alternatively access them via Patient Access
If you telephone it is best to call after 13:30 as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request after this time.
Please be aware that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
If you have a Patient Access account, then your test results will be available to you once they have been returned to the practice and have been checked by a GP. For more information on setting up a Patient Access account, please see the Patient Access page of this website. When you look at your results online, you may notice that some of them may lie outside the ranges marked as normal. This normal range is an average for the whole country and as with any average, there are numbers that lie above or below it which contribute to the range. Your result may not fit into this "normal" range, but that does not mean that it is not normal for you. The important thing to note is any comment that has been added by the GP when they checked your results. Remember that if the GP considers your results seriously abnormal, they will contact you.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.